- July- introduction to sleep medicine
- Seven months of adult sleep at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Two months of pediatric sleep at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Two months of multi-specialty sleep medicine experiences
During the month of July, the fellows will have a series of lectures as an introduction to the fellowship. These include topics such as evaluation of a sleep patient, the approach to different sleep complaints and introduction to interpretation of polysomnography. The fellows will also have several sessions to learn scoring of polysomnography.
During the adult sleep months, the fellows will spend most of their time seeing patients in the sleep clinic and interpreting diagnostic in lab polysomnograms, portable home sleep testing, multiple sleep latency tests, maintenance of wakefulness tests, various PAP titration studies and actigraphy. Case conferences and lectures pertaining to sleep medicine are conducted weekly.
The fellows also will spend two months at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sleep Center
where they will attend pediatric sleep clinics and interpret pediatric polysomnograms with the pediatric sleep specialists. The faculty consists of those with a background in pulmonary, neurology and psychology. Since it is one of the top children's hospitals in the region, a range of patients are seen with obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, odd sleep behavior (parasomnias or seizures) and insomnia in children with congenital abnormalities leading to sleep difficulties. There is also exposure to neonates with sleep disordered breathing.
In addition, fellows will have exposure to the fields of neurology
, cardiology, psychiatry
, dentistry and otolaryngology
during their multi-specialty sleep medicine months. This provides fellows exposure to how these areas interact with sleep medicine.
The fellows see an entire spectrum of sleep disorders including but not limited to:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Odd behavior in sleep
- Periodic limb movements of sleep
- Restless leg syndrome